Extragalactic Adventure: Our Strange Universe

Extragalactic Adventure: Our Strange Universe


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ISBN-13: 9780521280457
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/15/2009
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; 1. Our galaxy and its hundred billion stars; 2. Galaxies, population of the Universe; 3. Radioastronomy, a deeper foray in space; 4. Spectra, valuable messengers; 5. The expansion of the Universe and the Big Bang; 6. Einstein's general relativity theory or gravitation by the curvature of space; 7. Curved spaces, surprising worlds; 8. Models of the Universe or possible scenarios; 9. Space-time, a meeting of where and when; 10. Cosmological horizons, limits of the Universe; 11. The past of the Universe, from the primeval soup to us; 12. The future of the Universe, what destiny awaits us?; 13. Anomalous spectral redshifts, new question marks; 14. Quasars, at the boundaries of space; 15. The space telescope, a new leap in knowledge; 16. Black holes and their fantastic properties; 17. Extraterrestrials; Epilogue.

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